RING cruiserweight champ Yoan Pablo Hernandez will make his fourth defense against unbeaten Polish contender Pawel “Hamas” Kolodziej on March 8 at Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany, promoter Sauerland Events announced on Wednesday.
Redemption and opportunism were key words in the main event bouts of the final boxing card covered by RingTV.com’s “Travelin’ Man” Lee Groves, who worked the CompuBox keys for the NBC Sports Net Fight Night show that featured heavyweights Amir Mansour, David Rodriguez and Steve Cunningham.
WBC cruiserweight titleholder Krzysztof Wlodarczyk knocked out Giacobbe Fragomeni in the seventh round of their third meeting on Friday in Chicago. Local light heavyweight standout Andrzej Fonfara stopped Samuel Miller in the co-featured bout.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said he has not heard back from Mick Hennessy since the English promoter called him about a potential clash of unbeatens between heavyweights Tyson Fury, whom Hennessy promotes, and Deontay Wilder, who is handled by Schaefer.
Promoter Artie Pelullo calls newl WBO 140-pound titleholder Ruslan Provodnikov “the most exciting fighter in the business.” He wants the Russian bomber to face Tim Bradley in a rematch or the winner of Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios.
Heavyweight KO artist Deontay Wilder, who has been added to the Oct. 26 Bernard Hopkins-Karo Murat card, believes David Haye will defeat Tyson Fury on Feb. 8, and that he will be fighting for a major title during the early months of next year.
Former WBC middleweight titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. “was very upset and angry with myself” after testing positivie for marijuana in the wake of last September’s loss to Sergio Martinez.
HBO will broadcast a tripleheader on Sept. 28 featuring former and current titleholders in three marquee divisions fighting in three different countries.
Former heavyweight Eddie Chambers will debut as a cruiserweight on Aug. 3 against South Africa’s hard-hitting Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu.
Negotiations are ongoing for an early September fight between heavyweights Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola.
The co-manager of Robert Guerrero has expressed extreme confidence heading into Saturday night’s clash with pound-for-pound kind Floyd Mayweather Jr.